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GENTRY -- The city of Gentry is hosting a tree giveaway to Benton County residents on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 9 a.m., in the city park on the north side of Main Street (410 W. Main Street).

There will be 200 trees and shrubs available on a first-come, first-served basis. Trees and shrubs of various species -- yellow delicious apple, moonglow pear, Natchez crape myrtle, tuliptree, bur oak, golden weeping willow, northern red oak, dawn redwood, Rockford planetree and autumn flame maple -- will be given to Benton County residents who provide proof of residency (one tree per household).

The trees are being provided through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation as part of a larger regional project. For the fourth consecutive year, the Walton Family Foundation is supporting efforts to bring new trees and shrubs to Northwest Arkansas. The grants, at the recommendation of Steuart Walton, will help increase and diversify the region's tree canopy and complement its widely used outdoor offerings.

Gentry Fall Cleanup

The city of Gentry will also be holding its annual fall cleanup from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18. Dumpsters will be provided at 410 W. Main Street. Recycling will be available across the street, at 413 W. Main Street, for cardboard, paper, plastic, tires and electronic-waste (limit of four tires per Benton County household and no construction waste; only two household electronic pieces containing a circuit board will be accepted).

Hazardous waste will only be accepted on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please mask up and adhere to social distancing for these events.

For more information, call Gentry City Hall at 479-736-2555.

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